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Spring 2019 World Vision Internships (Washington, D.C.)

Washington D.C.
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
Less Than 1 Year


You are able to indicate interest in up to 3 total internship positions (regardless of location)—please list in order of preference at the top of your resume or cover letter. Therefore, only submit one application even if you are interested in multiple locations.

*Not all positions listed are guaranteed to be filled.


World Vision Internships provide a three-month opportunity for exceptional students and recent graduates ready to explore a career in the international relief and development sector. We are committed to providing interns with a meaningful learning experience where you are able to learn, grow and connect alongside other emerging professionals who are passionate about our mission.

Learn: Take on challenging and meaningful work assignments while developing your technical skills and gaining valuable hands-on experience.

Grow: Deepen your understanding of the sector, develop your leadership potential and grow your Christian faith during weekly professional development seminars and workshops.

Connect: Form connections with a diverse nationwide intern cohort and build your professional network at one of the largest international relief, development and advocacy organizations in the world.



January 28, 2019-April 26, 2019


All US-based interns are paid a monthly stipend of $250


Full-time and part-time opportunities are available (20-40 hours/week)


Internships will be based in Washington, D.C.


All candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age

  • Able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week

  • Eligible to work in the United States (US Citizen/resident or F1-student visa)

  • Current student or recent graduate from an undergraduate/graduate program (within 2 years)

  • Adhere to the Christian Statement of Faith required by all World Vision International employees

  • SPRING 2019 INTERNSHIPS (Washington, D.C.)

Grant Acquisition and Management Intern:

Eligible Candidates: Recent college graduate, graduate student or completed graduate program

Appropriate Field of Study/Majors: Humanitarian Aid Studies, International Development, International Affairs, Political Science, Non-Profit Management

The Grant Acquisition and Management (GAM) team is dedicated to building World Vision’s capacity to acquire and manage grants to help more children through transformational development. Grant funding has enabled us to reach about 36 million people and achieve tremendous results in the well-being of children throughout the implementation of 943 projects in 67 countries across seven regions where we operate. It is our commitment to deepen our impact in rural communities while expanding our presence in fragile contexts.

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  1. Assist in the coordination of the GAM Annual Meeting in Berlin, Germany.

  2. Assist in managing various online platforms used to distribute information, resources and updates to the GAM community from our National, Regional and Support Offices around the world.

  3. Design and prepare the GAM Annual Report.

  4. Learn about the proposal process and effective techniques for growing capacity to acquire and manage grants at World Vision.

  5. Develop new content related to multilateral and bilateral donor funding.

  6. Editing and packaging of GAM top 10 Success Stories.

Global Impact Analysis Intern:

Eligible Candidates: Recent college graduate, graduate student or completed graduate program

Appropriate Field of Study/Majors: Social Science Degrees: Sociology, Public Health, Psychology, International Development, or similar

The Ministry Strategy and Evidence (MSE) team works towards quality and agile programmes that catalyse transformational change across contexts, integrating the foundations of World Vision’s ministry, sectors, and themes for sustained, holistic child well-being. The MSE team provides global technical and thought leadership on design, monitoring and evaluation (DME), including maintaining global standards and supporting capability development, evidence building through DME, transformational development and social accountability across various contexts, knowledge management, and ministry analysis.

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  1. Contribute to the development of meta-synthesis exploring WV's global impact in fragile contexts over the last three years. This will involve literature review, coordination with project stakeholders from various country offices, data extraction and synthesis. This work will contribute significantly to WVs strategic focus on expanding our work in fragile contexts significantly by 2030 to better reach the world's most vulnerable children.

  2. Support work underway to improve WV's global capacity to deliver compelling evidence of impact to supporters and stakeholders. This work is also a strategic priority for WV, and will involve working with stakeholders from all areas of the organisation (including global sector teams, marketing and communications, grants, etc.) to align and coordinate how impact from the field can be better 'translated' and leveraged to add value for supporters.

  3. Assist in stewarding the development of global research initiative outputs for external dissemination. Sharing key findings from global research initiatives WV has commissioned or carried out is critical to improving capacity to share evidence of our impact. Contributing to the development of such products will involve supporting the Senior Advisor to coordinate with research managers and sectoral experts, and project manage business process associated with product development.